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Public Participation in Local Agenda 21: A Review of Traditional and Innovative Tools

Julie Catherine Sors

Independent; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan

January 2001

FEEM Working Paper No. 17.2001

There is a wealth of existing literature on specific methods to encourage public participation in Local Agenda 21. This paper provides a concise overview and comparative assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches. For the sake of clarity, these methods are categorised into "traditional" and "innovative approaches", i.e. those which have been used and tested on a relatively frequent basis and those which are relatively new. Each of these approaches is associated with a number of strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, it is suggested that a combination of methods is adopted in order to reach the wider community, and specific approaches should be selected on the basis of the characteristics of the community in question.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 49

Keywords: Public participation, community participation, Local Agenda 21

JEL Classification: I20, J18

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Date posted: July 8, 2001  

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Sors, Julie Catherine, Public Participation in Local Agenda 21: A Review of Traditional and Innovative Tools (January 2001). FEEM Working Paper No. 17.2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=275134 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.275134

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